The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Yorkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 64 95 42
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -53
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 57 16 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.22% 0.78% 3.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.22% 9.41% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 12 55
Average daily rate £289 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £157 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
226 170 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.79% 8.24% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 101 130
Average daily rate £310 £330 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.75 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.05% -19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.48 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.60 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +10.81%
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Yorkshire region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Yorkshire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +11 51 £275 -12.69% 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £365 -
North Yorkshire -7 1 £263 +14.13% 2
HP Quality Center
England

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 37 (40.66%) Banking
3 34 (37.36%) Retail
4 32 (35.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (30.77%) HP
6 25 (27.47%) ISTQB
7 23 (25.27%) Test Scripting
8 21 (23.08%) ISEB
9 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
10 18 (19.78%) Retail Banking
11 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (18.68%) SQL
12 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (10.99%) SAP
14 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
14 9 (9.89%) Test Management
15 8 (8.79%) JIRA
15 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
15 8 (8.79%) Oracle
15 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
15 8 (8.79%) Internet
15 8 (8.79%) LoadRunner
16 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (7.69%) Windows
16 7 (7.69%) CSS
16 7 (7.69%) HTML
16 7 (7.69%) Google
16 7 (7.69%) WCAG
16 7 (7.69%) VMware
16 7 (7.69%) High Availability

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.40%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) SAP CRM
1 6 (6.59%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (3.30%) BASE24
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.10%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.10%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.79%) LoadRunner
2 8 (8.79%) JIRA
3 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.10%) Selenium
4 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 37 (40.66%) Banking
3 34 (37.36%) Retail
4 18 (19.78%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 57 (62.64%) Analyst
1 57 (62.64%) Test Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 12 (13.19%) Tester
4 4 (4.40%) Business Test Analyst
4 4 (4.40%) Business Analyst
5 3 (3.30%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (3.30%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (2.20%) Web Tester
6 2 (2.20%) Test Leader
6 2 (2.20%) Release Manager
6 2 (2.20%) Manual Tester
7 1 (1.10%) Change Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (1.10%) Test Consultant
7 1 (1.10%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (1.10%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) HTML
1 7 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (4.40%) SAP Basis
3 3 (3.30%) Web Services
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) Ajax
5 1 (1.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.20%) IVR
1 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (2.20%) NHS
2 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.10%) Open Source
2 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (2.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (25.27%) Test Scripting
3 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
4 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.89%) Test Management
5 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.69%) High Availability
8 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.59%) ITIL
8 6 (6.59%) CRM
8 6 (6.59%) Change Management
9 5 (5.49%) Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Release Management
9 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.49%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.10%) VB
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) C#
3 1 (1.10%) C++
3 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) ISTQB
2 21 (23.08%) ISEB
3 4 (4.40%) SAP Certification
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) WCAG
2 6 (6.59%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (30.77%) HP
2 10 (10.99%) SAP
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
4 7 (7.69%) Google
4 7 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.10%) Temenos
6 1 (1.10%) Capita
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) Avaya
6 1 (1.10%) BMC
6 1 (1.10%) Remedy